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According to media sources on Monday, the main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) intends to file a motion to remove President Mohamed Muizzu, who supports China.

The People’s National Congress (PNC) and the Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM), which form the government coalition, declared that they would not permit attempts to remove President Mohamed Muizzu to go forward via Parliament. According to media sources on Monday, the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), the main opposition party in the Maldives with a majority in Parliament, is preparing to file a motion to remove Mohamed Muizzu from office.

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The added that PPM Parliamentary Group (PG) leader Ahmed Saleem (Redwave Saleem), who represents the Eydhafushi seat, stated in a news conference on Monday that the coalition would thwart any attempts by the MDP to remove President Muizzu from his position.

We’re not going to give them another opportunity to do this. Before they can even consider taking the President out of power, they will have to kill us all,” Ahmed Saleem was cited as saying.


The coalition asserted that regardless of the wishes of the MDP, which holds a majority in parliament, and their splinter party, The Democrats, such an event would not be permitted to take place.


This development occurs one day after pro-government and opposition MPs clashed in Parliament on Sunday over disagreements over the nomination of four members of the pro-China President’s cabinet.


Following the decision by the MDP and Democrats’ parliamentary group to not approve four members of Muizzu’s cabinet before the vote, pro-government MPs from the PPM/PNC alliance staged a protest, causing disruptions to the parliamentary session.

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Together with the Democrats, the MDP has secured enough signatures to support an impeachment motion. But they haven’t submitted anything yet,” reported, citing an MDP lawmaker.


The MDP’s parliamentary group meeting on Monday resulted in a unanimous decision to file an impeachment motion, according to The


In September of last year, Muizzu, 45, emerged victorious over incumbent Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, who was friendly with India.


According to MP Ahmed Thoriq, it is clear from the outcome of the most recent presidential election that the MDP does not control the current state of affairs in the nation.

The MDP’s attempts to remove the Muizzu, according to Thoriq, are pointless because some of their members have already gone against the party’s line during Monday’s cabinet approval votes.


“That in itself proves that MDP does not in actuality have the numbers they want,” he stated.


To remove a sitting president, parliament must vote 53 times in favor. Thoriq asserted that the total cannot be reached by putting the members of the Democrats and the MDP together, expressing his conviction that some members of both parties will not participate in such a vote.


Muizzu officially asked India to remove 88 military soldiers from the Maldives by March 15 shortly after assuming office as president on November 17. He claimed the Maldivians had given him a “strong mandate” to make this request to New Delhi.

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The 87-member Maldivian Parliament recently changed its standing regulations to make it simpler to file an impeachment motion. Together, the MDP and Democrats have 56 MPs: the MDP has 43 MPs and the Democrats have 13.


The stated that “the president can be impeached with 56 votes, per the Constitution and the Parliament’s standing orders.”



A day after the PPM-PNC coalition submitted no-confidence motions against Speaker Mohamed Aslam and Deputy Speaker Ahmed Saleem, both of the MDP, with the support of 23 parliamentarians, signatures are being gathered for an impeachment move against the President.


Following a fight, the Maldives parliament dismisses three cabinet members.

Maldivian MPs, however, voted on Monday against the nomination of three cabinet members. Legislators from the ruling party attempted to obstruct a vote by the main opposition on Muizzu’s newly appointed 22-member cabinet.

Social media footage from Sunday night, when there was a violent altercation within the chamber that resulted in the temporary suspension of sittings, showed at least one MP bleeding from the neck.


In the tiny Indian Ocean archipelago, which is better renowned for its upscale travel, legislators were observed pulling off microphones and using plastic trumpets to interrupt proceedings.



A competitor MP was restrained by another MP using his knee on his neck, forcing the other two to intervene and save the victim.


The meetings on Sunday were halted just before midnight. On Monday, a new meeting was convened in order to vote on the presidential appointees to the cabinet.

Parliament rejected three important positions: the attorney general, the minister of housing and Islamic affairs, and the minister of Islamic affairs. The opponents did not state their objections to the trio.


Muizzu announced later on Monday that he had reappointed the three positions.


September’s presidential elections were won by Muizzu. However, the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) and its allies hold a two-thirds majority in parliament, where his party is in opposition.

By mid-March, the Maldives Parliamentary elections are scheduled.

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